CRISTIANO RONALDO has grown frustrated with his Juventus teammates, and press in Italy claim the forward wants his side to play like his ex-club Real Madrid.
The Italian champions beat Napoli 2-1 in a top the the table clash last week, with Ronaldo cutting a frustrated figure throughout the match.
AFP or licensors Cristiano Ronaldo has grown frustrated with his Juventus teammates
Juve moved 18 points clear of Napoli after the win, and despite the commanding lead, Ronaldo showcased a disgruntled attitude on the pitch.
The 34-year-old turned around to his manager during the game and yelled: “Mister!” in the hopes that Allegri would encourage his teammates to adopt a more attacking mentality.
Juve’s No7, who arrived in Turin for £99million from Real Madrid in the summer, was also seen physically urging his side to push forward and play with more aggression.
Reports in Italy claim five-time Champions League winner believes Juve must play with the same attacking mindset his former Real Madrid side adopt.
Getty Images – Getty Ronaldo urged manager Massimo Allegri to adopt more attacking tactics
The ex-Manchester United hero, alongside Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini, and Leonardo Bonucci were all benched in Juve’s last game, a 4-1 win over Udinese.
Allegri rested key men on Friday as they prepare for a vital Champions League last 16 second leg tie against Atletico Madrid tomorrow.
Part of Ronaldo’s frustration with his side’s defensive approach is that Juve will need to beat Athletico by three goals next week in the Champions League.
Getty Images – Getty Reports in Italy claim Ronaldo believes Juve must play with the same attacking mindset his former Real Madrid side adopt
Juve currently trail 2-0 going into their home leg, after goals from Jose Jimenez and Diego Godin put the La Liga outfit in the driving seat.
Both during and after the game Ronaldo again looked irritated as he gestured how many times he has won the Champions League, compared to Atletico’s success.
Furious Cristiano Ronaldo taunts Atletico Madrid over lack of Champions League success as he storms through mixed zone